Guidance from Elder Brother
as Received and Transcribed by Sun~Rose*
CIMS DAILY LESSON
LESSON ONE HUNDRED-TWENTY ONE
TRANSCRIBER’S NOTE: The Course text is in bold face. The Guidance is in normal type In His Guidance, He has asked Me to capitalize the pronouns You and We as an acknowledgement of the Divinity of All of Us, an acknowledgement of Equality, an expression of His Love and respect for You. When You see the word ‘YOU’ capitalized in the Guidance, know that He is not just speaking to YOU, He is honoring YOU.
L e s s o n 121
Forgiveness is the key to happiness.
Being here for giving Love, and not demanding It just naturally leads My heart to learn forgiveness.
1 Here is the answer to your search for peace. The unforgiving heart is absent peace. Here is the key to meaning in a world which seems to make no sense. Here is the way to safety in apparent dangers which appear to threaten you at every turn and bring uncertainty to all your hopes of ever finding quietness and peace. Gift Love to Every One that You see. In thought wish them “God bless You My dear Brother.”Here are all questions answered; here the end of all uncertainty ensured at last. Love leads You to the solid ground of Life as God Eternal. It can’t be described, just experienced. Peace and Love go as One with Happiness.
2 The unforgiving mind is full of fear – terribly tormented by grievances, it has finds no relief – and offers love no room to be itself, no place where it can spread its wings in peace and soar above the turmoil of the world. The bubbling cauldron of selfishness that runs the ego mind wrapped up in itself. The unforgiving mind is sad, without the hope of respite and release from pain. It suffers and abides in misery, peering about in darkness, seeing not, yet certain of the danger lurking there. Not realizing that the danger lurks at home within itself, and not without.
3 The unforgiving mind is torn with doubt, confused about itself and all it sees, afraid and angry, weak and blustering, afraid to go ahead, afraid to stay, afraid to waken or to go to sleep, afraid of every sound, yet more afraid of stillness; terrified of darkness, yet more terrified at the approach of light. It sees false evidence appearing real everywhere it looks, not realizing that it lsees within instead of without!.
4 What can the unforgiving mind perceive but its damnation? For it damns itself with its own thinking! What can it behold except the proof that all its sins are real? The unforgiving mind sees no mistakes, but only sins. It looks upon the world with sightless eyes and shrieks as it beholds its own projections rising to attack its miserable parody of life. It wants to live, yet wishes it were dead. It wants forgiveness, yet it sees no hope. It wants escape, yet can conceive of none because it sees the sinful everywhere. And this is the mindset of the ego that You cherish so.
5 The unforgiving mind is in despair, – stuck with painedl images of things that never really happened – without the prospect of a future which can offer anything but more despair. Yet it regards its judgment of the world as irreversible and does not see it has condemned itself to this despair. Believing things that aren’t really there, though they seem to be really convincing. It thinks it cannot change, for what it sees bears witness that its judgment is correct. It does not ask because it thinks it knows. It does not question, certain it is right. Such the nature of the ego mindset.
6 Forgiveness is acquired. Before the separation the concept was unknown to anyone, for All Reality is Love. It is not inherent in the mind, which cannot sin. As sin was an idea you taught yourself, – You just made it up! – forgiveness must be learned by you as well, but from a Teacher other than yourself, who represents the other Self in you. Yes, indeed! I mean the Holy Spirit. Through Him you learn how to forgive the self you think you made and let it disappear. Thus you return your mind as one to Him Who is your Self and Who can never sin. Your Real Self is so exquisite, lovely.
What a foolish trade You made. Thank God that You can undo it!
7 Each unforgiving mind presents you with an opportunity to teach your own how to forgive itself. You want to know how to do it? Love is the Liberator! Each one awaits release from hell through you and turns to you imploringly for Heaven here and now. Don’t disappoint Him! It has no hope, – the mind that is firmly unforgiving – but you become its hope. And as its hope, do you become your own. The unforgiving mind must learn through your forgiveness that it has been saved from hell. And as you teach salvation, – by Your expression of Life, Truth and Love – you will learn.
8 Yet all your teaching and your learning will be not of you, but of the Teacher Who was given you to show the way to you. Truly Your best Friend: the Holy Spirit! Today we practice learning to forgive. If you are willing, you can learn today to take the key to happiness and use it on your own behalf. Yes, it is a lovely image. Let’s use it to unlock determined righteousness, and turn it into holy forgiveness. We will devote ten minutes in the morning and at night another ten, to learning how to give forgiveness and receive forgiveness too. For just as We give, so are We gifted.
9 The unforgiving mind does not believe that giving and receiving are the same I will say once again that to give something, You must have something first, in order to be able to give. Yet we will try to learn today that they are one through practicing forgiving toward one whom you think of as an enemy and one whom you consider as a friend. And as you learn to see them both as one, we will extend the lesson to ourselves and see that their escape included ours. Willingness to forgive brings Your mind into line and shows that all of Us are One.
10 Begin the longer practice periods by thinking of someone you do not like, who seems to irritate you or to cause regret in you if you should meet him; one you actively despise or merely try to overlook. It does not matter what the form your anger takes. You probably have chosen him already. He will do. I know You love that line because the first time it was so true! Ego mindset is quite predictable!
11 Now close your eyes and see him in your mind and look at him a while. Try to perceive some light in him somewhere-a little gleam which you had never noticed. Try to find some little spark of brightness shining through the ugly picture which you hold of him. Look at this picture until you see a light somewhere within it, and then try to let this light extend until it covers him and makes the picture beautiful and good. The ego so resists this exercise, yet are You willing.
12 Look at this changed perception for a while, and turn your mind to one you call a friend. Try to transfer the light you learned to see around your former “enemy” to him. Perceive him now as more than friend to you, for in that light his holiness shows you your savior, saved and saving, healed and whole. Then let him offer you the light you see in him and let your “enemy” and friend unite in blessing you with what you gave. Now are you one with them and they with you. Now have you been forgiven by yourself. What does all this mean? When You can see Your Brother as holy – whether friend or enemy – then it must be that the whole species is holy, this is including You. For the gifts You give Your Brother are given back to You by the Holy Spirit.
13 Do not forget throughout the day the role forgiveness plays in bringing happiness to every unforgiving mind, with yours among them. Hold no grievances, it matters not how justified they may seem to You to be. Every hour tell yourself:
14 Forgiveness is the key to happiness.
I will awaken from the dream that I
Am mortal, fallible, and full of sin,
And know I am the perfect Son of God. For the gift I give My Brother is given back to Me by the Holy Spirit.
[Thank you Dear Brother]
*Sun~Rose is the scribe of the recently published book, “YOU ARE LOVED AND SAFE: PREP NOTES FOR EXPERIENCING GOD’S LOVE“, Jesus’ Guidance on the Miracle Principles
She is also author of, “RADIANT LIFE: RAW FOOD AND THE PRESENCE OF LOVE”BOTH now available on amazon.com